Environment & Sustainability
Tembec’s forest certification makes history
April 8, 2003 By Pulp & Paper Canada
Tembec’s five-million-acre forest certification became the largest in Canadian history when the Forest Stewardship…
Tembec’s five-million-acre forest certification became the largest in Canadian history when the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-accredited certifier SmartWood awarded an FSC certificate to Tembec for its forest resource management practices in the Gordon Cosens Forest of north eastern Ontario.
Approximately four times the size of Prince Edward Island province, the Gordon Cosens Forest is the largest FSC-certified forest in Canada, one of the largest in the world, and the first boreal (northern) forest to be certified in North America. This forest is in a region dominated by extensive publicly owned black spruce forests. It is managed by Tembec under a Sustainable Forest License granted by the Government of Ontario.
FSC certification is the world’s highest endorsement for environmentally and socially responsible forestry practices.
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